Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Supergiants Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 42, PBKS vs LSG. Punjab Kings will face Lucknow Supergiants in the 42nd match at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on 29th April, at 7:30 pm. Punjab Kings are placed 6th in the IPL 2022 points table with 8 points with 4 wins and as many losses while Lucknow Supergiants are placed 4th in the IPL 2022 points table with 10 points after winning 5 and losing 3 games.
The 42nd game between the Punjab Kings and Lucknow Supergiants would be an important one for both teams. The Punjab Kings come here having defeated the Chennai Super Kings while the Lucknow Supergiants also won their last game against the Mumbai Indians by a big margin.
Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Supergiants Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 42, PBKS vs LSG- Avesh Khan To Return, Manish Pandey May Be Axed For LSG, PBKS May Field Unchanged 11
The Punjab Kings side has a strong batting line-up on paper with skipper Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan in good form. Shikhar Dhawan and No. 3 batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa played well in the last game and the same would be expected from them. Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, and Jitesh Sharma add to the side’s batting firepower, and they would have to excel against Lucknow’s good bowling attack in this game.
Kagiso Rabada is looking in good form and he will have to play a vital role in this game. Sandeep Sharma needs to bowl better lines as Lucknow Supergiants have big hitters of the ball in the side. Arshdeep Singh’s good show in the last game would add to the side’s confidence but they need better spells from Rahul Chahar and Rishi Dhawan in this game.
After a win in their last game with a relatively new combination, Punjab Kings might not look for any changes in the playing eleven. Bhanuka Rajapksa will continue to bat at No. 3, whereas, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone & Jitesh Sharma will form the middle order.
KL Rahul’s side delivered a crushing blow to the Mumbai Indians in their last game and has almost knocked the 5-time IPL champions out of the contention for a berth in the playoffs. Their bowlers aggressively defended the average score of 168 runs to win the game by 36 runs. They are placed 4th on the points table and tied on the same points as three other sides. KL Rahul would like his side to get a move on with a win against Punjab.
Lucknow skipper KL Rahul hit a splendid hundred in the last game against MI and together with Quinton de Kock forms a strong opening wicket pair. Manish Pandey needs to score at a better strike rate as he hasn’t had a great season. He must add runs with Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya in the middle order. They have good depth in the batting with Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, and Jason Holder to follow.
Dushmantha Chameera bowled magnificently in the last game and look to bowl tight spells at the start of the game with Jason Holder. Avesh Khan is likely to make a comeback into the side after sitting out against the Mumbai Indians due to an injury. He adds strength to this attack along with Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, and Ayush Badoni. Manish Pandey is the only weak link in the otherwise excellent batting unit and might get replaced by someone like Manan Vohra.